5 ingredients Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest – a classic French Dessert ! Requiring very little of your time as it is so easy to make. Warning : it won’t last very long 😉.
I feel like I have been all over the place over the past few weeks, mainly due to the fact that I have changed jobs, flat, and that getting used to my new routine is taking me longer than I thought it would. Affecting my sleep for instance (click this link for my tips for a good night sleep). This means that I didn’t have as much time to spend in the kitchen, doing my favourite thing in the world, i.e. creating new recipes.
Lack of time forces me to look for recipes that are quick and easy to make, I decided to play it safe with this – 5 ingredients VeganDark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest – because nothing can really go wrong as long as you have chocolate, right?
I chose dark chocolate for this recipe not only because I love its bitterness (I go for no less than 85%) but also because it is full of antioxidants. A square of dark chocolate is beneficial to your health (or a chocolate truffle😉)
Why are antioxidants essential to our health?
A diet rich in antioxidants protects us from free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that are deprived of an electron, which they will take away from another molecule making it weaker. Hence, our body ageing more rapidly. Antioxidants come to the rescue by providing free radicals with the electron needed.
As a result, a diet rich in antioxidants (Vit A, C, E, zinc, bioflavonoids, etc.) is of upmost importance as it will reduce inflammation in the body.
The higher the % of cacao your favourite chocolate contains the more antioxidants (flavonoids & polyphenols) you will find. Among its numerous benefits, the consumption of dark chocolate is also linked to a healthy heart and better cognitive functions. So don’t be shy and help yourself to a square of dark chocolate!
More info about free radicals here
Why choose dark over white chocolate?
One of the reasons why dark chocolate is higher in antioxidants compared to white chocolate is due to the presence of milk in the latter. The milk protein casein makes the flavonoids in chocolate inactive.
For instance, black tea is full of antioxidants but when consumed with milk research shows that the effect on our body becomes null.
Treat yourself to a piece of dark chocolate with a cup of green tea. Both contain high cancer fighting properties.
These 5 ingredients Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest recipe is:
- easy to make
- a great source of antioxidants
- refined sugar free
- both chocolatey and fruity
- 150 gr dark chocolate chips (60% or more)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 200 gr coconut cream
- 2 tsp. orange zest
- 2 tbsp. cacao powder, to coat
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Place the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water with the coconut oil.
- Once the chocolate is melted remove the bowl and turn off the heat.
- Next, add the coconut cream, orange zest, salt and stir until
- Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Using a spoon scoop out the ganache and shape the truffles.
- Coat in the cacao powder.
- They are best kept in the fridge.
Amount Per Serving Calories 178Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 1mgSodium 24mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 1g
I hope you try and like these Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles, if so let me know! Share on Pinterest and tag a photo on Instagram #mimies_delicacies so that I can see your lovely creations as well as helping me reach more of you lovely people. Merci my friends!